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Spring and Laughter in the Air

Spring and Laughter in the Air

By | May 23, 2012 at 3:20 pm

What do you get when you cross a writer, a comedian, and a columnist? Solid social commentary, slips of self-loathing, and a whole lotta laughs as everyone in attendance at PEN’s spring Ideas in Dialogue quickly found out.

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PEN Canada 2012 Annual General Meeting

PEN Canada 2012 Annual General Meeting

By | May 15, 2012 at 9:12 am

It’s that time of year again, on Thursday, June 14, 2012, PEN Canada will be holding its AGM in the Upper Dining Room at the Faculty Club (41 Willcocks St.) at the University of Toronto.

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On Sale – PEN's Spring Ideas in Dialogue Event

On Sale – PEN's Spring Ideas in Dialogue Event

By | March 30, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Legendary <em>New Yorker</em> writer Calvin Trillin and comedian, actor and author Seán Cullen discuss comedy, satire, and the legacy of Canada's great novelist and provocateur.

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Conversations with Zarganar: An Afternoon with a Burmese Dissident

Conversations with Zarganar: An Afternoon with a Burmese Dissident

By | March 5, 2012 at 10:52 am

“As a dentist I could only open one mouth at a time,” quipped Zarganar. “But when I tell jokes I open many mouths.”

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Ideas in Dialogue: They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children

Ideas in Dialogue: They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children

By | January 5, 2012 at 3:11 pm

“You can’t find a more end-to-end, sophisticated, low technology weapons system in the inventory,” warned Dallaire, noting that up to 40 percent of the combatants are young girls who oversee training and logistics as well as functioning as sex slaves for adult commanders.

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Ideas in Dialogue: Liberty and the Arab Spring

Ideas in Dialogue: Liberty and the Arab Spring

By | October 5, 2011 at 9:37 am

Exploring Isaiah Berlin’s ideas in changing world On Sept. 22, 2011 a sold-out crowd attended Liberty and the Arab Spring at the George Ignatieff theatre in Toronto. The event, co-hosted with the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, was the latest in PEN Canada’s Ideas in Dialogue series. The conversation was about […]

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